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About Squarespace 5

Squarespace 5 launched in 2008. In 2012, we introduced Squarespace 6, a brand new platform designed to make building and managing your site more modern and intuitive. In 2014, all Squarespace 6 sites upgraded to Squarespace 7, the latest version of our platform.

Squarespace 7 and Squarespace 5 are separate platforms, which means many of their features don't overlap. It's no longer possible to create new Squarespace 5 sites. Squarespace 5 users can move to Squarespace 7 at any time.

If you need help with Squarespace 5, browse our Squarespace 5 help guides. If you can't find the answer you need, contact Squarespace 5 Customer Support.

Am I using Squarespace 5 or Squarespace 7?

If you can log into your site with your Squarespace account name, you’re using Squarespace 5. (For Squarespace 7, you log in with an email address.)

The Squarespace 5 platform's Website Management bar has editing modes in the top-right:

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Should I switch to Squarespace 7?

Squarespace 7 has many features that Squarespace 5 doesn't, such as mobile-friendly design, video backgrounds, SEO optimization, and eCommerce. However, there are some Squarespace 5 features that don't have a direct equivalent in Squarespace 7, such as the Discussion page.

For a list of options on each platform, visit Squarespace 5 vs Squarespace 7 on our Squarespace 5 help center.

Move from Squarespace 5 to Squarespace 7

To move from Squarespace 5 to Squarespace 7:

  1. Start a Squarespace 7 trial.
  2. Import your Squarespace 5 content and enable it.
  3. Set up, style, and add to your site. You may need to recreate content that didn't import automatically.
  4. Upgrade your Squarespace 7 site to active billing.
  5. Move your custom domain.
  6. Cancel Squarespace 5 billing.

For detailed steps, visit Moving from Squarespace 5 to Squarespace 7 on our Squarespace 5 help center.

Log into Squarespace 5

To log into a Squarespace 5 site:

  1. Go to https://accountname.squarespace.com/display/Login, replacing “accountname” with your site's account name. Ensure Login is capitalized.
  2. Use your Squarespace 5 account name and password to log into your site.

For more help, visit Login troubleshooting on our Squarespace 5 help center.

About Squarespace 5 linked sites

Billing for a Squarespace 5 account can't be linked to a new Squarespace 7 site anymore.

Some Squarespace sites were linked in the past. To check if your site is linked:

  1. Log into your Squarespace 7 site.
  2. In the Home Menu, click Settings.
  3. Click Billing & Account.
  4. Click Billing.
  5. At the top of the Billing panel, you'll see a message that says: "This site is included with your Squarespace 5 membership."

Linked sites have some restrictions. For more help and information, visit Squarespace 7 linked sites on our Squarespace 5 help center.

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